|UserSoundoffs 11Album Ratings 703Objectivity 70%Last Active 03-23-17 9:21 amJoined 06-05-13Forum Posts 2Review Comments 411
|August Burns Red Ranked|
Just finished listening to Phantom Anthem and ended up re-listening to their entire discography. So here goes, my first band ranking, IMO of course... Let me know your ranking in the comments, I'm sure you will.
|1||August Burns Red|
Could it really be any other album? Technical, with great melodic sections and a tasteful amount of breakdowns. A great album all-around.
Marianas Trench (hands down the best song they ever wrote, IMO)
The Escape Artist
|2||August Burns Red|
Desperately needs a remaster as the production quality is the biggest downfall this album has. Guinness World Record for the album with the most breakdowns/min. Classic 'genericore' done right, enough said...
Back Burner (my personal favourite ABR song)
Up Against the Ropes
The Eleventh Hour
|3||August Burns Red|
Definitely my favourite record since Messengers. August Burns Red have never really strayed too far from their formula. Album doesn't have any filler, but the first half is much stronger than the second (with the exception of the closer of course). The same can be said for all of their albums, so no surprise there. 4/5.
Carbon Copy (best song since the Messengers album IMO)
Hero of the Half Truth
|4||August Burns Red|
Rescue & Restore
When this album first came out, I couldn't stand it. Upon re-listening, I changed my opinion. But I still can't understand why, by most metrics, this is their highest reviewed/rated album. Certainly a solid album regardless, every single song has something to like about it.
Count It All as Lost
|5||August Burns Red|
Found in Far Away Places
A decent album for sure, the only issue is that all the songs seem to meld together into a blur. No real stand out tracks here, unfortunately.
|6||August Burns Red|
Honestly, a good album, although the attempted experimentation ended up being somewhat detrimental.
Salt & Light
|7||August Burns Red|
A solid but generic metalcore album mainly let down by poor production. They should remaster this, along with Messengers too.
Your Little Suburbia Is In Ruins
The Seventh Trumpet
|Nice List. I'm happy you put descriptors explaining the reasons for your placements. It allowed me, a person who has never listened to the band, to enjoy the list without having deep dive into the band's work for context. I plan on listening to these guys one day, I want to listen to the discogs of a bunch of these mid-late 2000's metalcore bands to see how they compare to the early 2000's metalcore bands I've listened to extensively .|
|Hey now, 4 is my 1.|
7 was the fucking shit when it first came out, generic or not.
|Good little write up, definitely would have #7 higher myself, and no mention of Meridian from Constellations? Bruh. But cool ranking either way :) |
|I've only listened to 1 and 2 which are still pretty good for 'genericore'. A lot of their stuff sounds similar to me. Back Burner and Marianas Trench are killer tracks tho.|
How do you feel about Sledding Hill?
|Leveler is great bro|
|@CygnusX1 I only listened to Sledding Hill once, it was ok I guess, considering I strongly dislike Christmas carols.|
|@Risodo Leveler is a good album, just has too much filler.|
|For me it goes 4 > 1 > 5 > 2 > 3 > 6 > 7|
I still need to listen to Phantom Anthem again tbh, I listened to it once and can't find the motivation to listen to it again because it was kind of samey
|band is a one trick pony and it is frustrating cause i was hoping they would evolve into something more|
|There's no way the first half of Phantom Anthem is better. And FIFAP over Leveller, what kind of degenerate are you. |